|The Cult of Understanding - Bernhard Bierschenk|
In this article, understanding is discussed with reference to an Agent-action-Objective model. The formalism developed controls the processes of differentiation and integration underlying understanding. The starting point is a culturally agreed-on expectancy or prescription, which defines a particular form of understanding. Central to an investigation of how scientists model understanding is how they conceive symbols...
Keywords: self-reference; prediction; state change; classification
|opera pink 2 - Micael Cimet|
visual commentary on the relationship between an artist and his art, his image and his own body
Keywords: self-portrait; self-reference; video; painting; art
|Co-ordinating Co-operation in Complex Information Flows: A Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Description of Competence-determined Leadership - Ole Elstrup Rasmussen|
Scanator provides the basis for this work. Scanator is a modern, ecological psychophysics encompassing a cohesive set of theories and methods for the study of mental functions. Within the framework of Scanator we can study competence, i.e. the capacity for making sense in complex situations. Scanator does not, however, include a functional model to explain how various forms of sense making are co-operatively co-ordinated...
Keywords: self-reference; AaO system; discontinuity; leadership; existence; holophors
|The Discontinuity of Human Existence: Part II. The General and the Specific Theories of Discontinuity - Ole Elstrup Rasmussen|
This is the second article in a series of three, the objective of which is to describe the funÂ¬damental discontinuities of human existence. In part I: The Fundamental Concepts of Human Existence and the Relation between the Singular and the Super Singular, it was concluded, among other things, that the theories analysed had a number of fundamental concepts of development in common: canalisation that encompasses transference of something from one to another, correlation that encompasses recipr...
Keywords: self-reference; AaO system; discontinuity; human; existence; discursive strings
|This Song's About My Baby [AYoS 2008-01-28] - TK Major|
Acoustic guitar and vocal w/ add'l guitar. Part of TK Major's blog/podcast project, A Year of Songs ( www.AYearofSongs.org ) Written for a "This Song Is About..." informal competition.
Keywords: song; repetition; compulsion; irony; self-reference; self-referential
|The Discontinuity of Human Existence: Part III. Perspective Text Analysis. A Methodological Approach to the Study of Competence - Ole Elstrup Rasmussen|
This is the last article in a series of three, the objective of which is to describe the fundamental discontinuities of human existence. In the first article: The fundamental concepts of human existence and the relation between the singular and the super-singular, it is shown, among other things, that a number of classic theories have three fundamental concepts of development in common: canalization that encompasses transference of something from one another, correlation that encompasses recipro...
Keywords: self-reference; AaO system; human; existence; discontinuity; perspectivation
|Harry Hay on Language and Labels in the 1930s - Shaping San Francisco|
Another clip from the 1996 video interview with Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay in which he describes the absence of language to describes gays in the 1930s. The word "homosexual" wasn't even in the dictionary until about 1939, so he recounts how men in the community back then would refer to each other as "that way" or on a good day as "temperamental."
Keywords: gay; gay identity; homosexual; 1930s; sociology; language; self-reference
|Opera pink 1 - MIcael Cimet|
visual commentary on the relationship between the artist and his work, his image and his own body
Keywords: short-movie; painting; self-portrait; self-reference; art
|Steering mechanisms for knowability - Bernhard Bierschenk|
The foundations of knowledge by tradition have been treated analytically and knowledge has been characterized as a theoretical subject. This article introduces a steering mechanism as the prerequisite for a study of knowledge work and mainte-nance on empirical grounds. Knowledge is treated synthetically, that is, as something that exists only through the individualâs cooperation with its environment, which implies that criteria can be formulated for the isolation of knowledge processes...
Keywords: synthetic model; knowledge process; theory construction; measuring; cognitive function; self-reference
|Poem-Embedded Consciousness: The Lost Optimism of Voltaire - Bernhard Bierschenk|
In studying poem-embedded consciousness, the present approach has been based on Perspective Text Analysis (PTA). Methodologically, the version Vertex is used and the focus is on suffering in the Age of Reason in which both the French Système and the Philosophes had trouble with fitting the horrors of catastrophic events into the optimistic worldview of that time. In particular, Voltaire’s position concerning the doctrine of optimism and the solutions, proposed by the Church and the Système, ...
Keywords: reversible synthesizing AaO mechanism; consciousness; self-reference; self-indication; age of reason
|The Local Physical Self-Reference Problem - Michael S. Cloud|
This essay describes the local version of a new problem in mathematical physics. The Physical Self-Reference Problem (PSRP) is to ask for a computation which can solve for the behavior of the physical system that gives rise to the very same computation. That is a correct solution of the PSRP would provide a mathematical description of the physical dynamics leading to that solution. It is argued here that no such computation can exist in the physical world, which is effectively the same as saying...
Keywords: Physical Self Reference; Theory of Everything; Limits to Science; Computability and Physics
|We Breathed the Air - Lucas Johnson|
Catchy melody. Bittersweet lyrics straight from the heart. Recorded in one-take on the day it was written. A standout of my song-a-say experiment. Written and recorded a few years ago in my garage apt. in the Piney Woods of East Texas.
Keywords: Lucas; Johnson; show; confusion; bleed; fear; afraid; insecurity; hopeless; perseverance; melody; pretty; comfort; memory; remember; air; breathe; despair; self-reference; addiction; laundry; headache; father; dad; writing; song; Banns
|Fundamentals of Perspective Text Analysis (Substantially Revised Edition). - Bernhard Bierschenk|
The major assumption made is that language as a natural system is both self-organising and self-referential. Compared to common syntactic-semantic approaches, the present approach is ecological and builds on the unambiguous identification of textual agents and agencies together with their objectives. Because information transaction cannot be studied without an emphasis on the text producer’s text building behaviour, his intended and oriented schematising as unitizing activity has been focused ...
Keywords: perspective; control; agent; integration; entanglement; text building; behaviour; information law; text flow; synthethic; AaO; proposition; knowability; self-reference; interval; sensitivity; zipper; topology; invariance
|Noorderlicht "Creative Computers" - VPRO Noorderlicht|
The American Steve Thaler works with neural networks. He makes them dream and die. Through this process the networks develop elementary creativity. Thaler uses this phenomenon to compose music, design cars and finding new superconducting materials. Imagination Engines: http://www.imagination-engines.com/ Margaret Boden: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/276 VPRO Noorderlicht: http://noorderlicht.vpro.nl/
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